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SNL mocks Fox & Friends over Romney ’47 percent’ video

Saturday Night Live on Thursday night satirized the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends. In the spoof, the three hosts of the program attempted to defend Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks at a private fundraiser earlier this year. “So you have this 47 percent that don’t pay…

Dan Savage on Romney: That man is a homophobe

Gay activist and columnist Dan Savage said Thursday that it didn’t matter if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was personally anti-gay or just had anti-gay policies. “I think he is 100 percent anti-gay,” he told Current TV host John Fugelsang. “I don’t make a distinction between an honest bigot and…

Parody: Obama’s anger translator on the ’47 percent’ video

President Barack Obama and his anger translator Luther reacted Thursday to video of Mitt Romney describing nearly half of Americans as government-dependent victims who pay no incomes taxes. “You know, you probably wouldn’t have liked the White House anyway,” Luther said. “There’s no elevators for your cars, man. They’re gonna…

Liz Cheney blames Obama for protests in the Middle East

Fox News contributor Liz Cheney on Thursday said the protests in the Middle East were a result of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. “Look the president, at best, you can say he is AWOL on this, but in fact I think what you’ve seen in the Middle East is a…

Reid: No votes tonight so Scott Brown can debate Elizabeth Warren

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday announced there would be no more votes so that Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) could debate his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. “I wanted to make sure that one of the senators who wanted to go to a debate would be able to do…

The Simpsons lampoons GOP-backed voter ID laws

In a preview of its season premiere, the animated comedy The Simpsons released a snippet of an episode in which Homer is forced to deal with the new voter ID laws being implemented around the country. Upon arriving at his polling place on Election Day, Homer is told he must…

Terrorism analyst: U.S. ignores threat of violent right-wing extremists

Analyst Daryl Johnson on Wednesday said the U.S. government was mistaken to focus its counter-terrorism efforts almost exclusively on al-Qaida. “The threat from domestic terrorism motivated by extremist ideologies is often dismissed and overlooked in the national media and within the U.S. government,” he said at a Senate Judiciary hearing.…

Watch live: Mitt Romney campaigns in Sarasota, Florida

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Sept. 20. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Fox News and Matt Drudge turn ‘pirate’ gag into international incident

If you were watching Fox News or reading The Drudge Report on Thursday morning, you might mistakenly believe that President Barack Obama blew off the prime minister of Israel this week to chat up a colorfully costumed man who looks more like “Captain Morgan” than any government leader. “TOO BUSY…

Penn. state Rep.: Photo ID law only disenfranchises the ‘lazy’ 47 percent

A Republican state representative in Pennsylvania is defending the state’s voter photo ID law by claiming that people who were too “lazy” to have identification were probably included in the 47 percent of Americans who Mitt Romney claims don’t pay income taxes. During a radio interview with KDKA on Wednesday,…

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